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Views Read Edit View history. Tatum began to play in more formal jazz concert settings in the mids — appearing at concert halls in towns and universities all elsgy the United States. Retrieved September 11, He worked some of the upper extensions of chords tztum his lines, a practice which was further developed by Bud Powell and Charlie Parkerwhich in turn was an influence on the development of “modern jazz”.
Tatum’s technique was marked by a calm physical demeanor and efficiency. Customers Also Bought These Albums.
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Tatum also displayed phenomenal independence of the hands and ambidexterity, which was particularly evident while improvising counterpoint.
If you don’t like his ornament, you should be listening to someone else. Archived from the original on June 10, arrt Tatum and Ruby divorced early in His headstone was left at Rosedale to commemorate where he was first laid to rest. Statements consisting only of original research should be removed.
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Invocalist Adelaide Hall was touring the United States with two pianists. University of Minnesota Press. Retrieved December 26, Product details Original Release Date: A History of Jazz in Detroit, He is also inviting us to share the joke and heartily kidding himself as well as the concert hall traditions to which he alludes.
He had too much technique. Tatum identified Waller as his biggest influence, while pianist Teddy Wilson and saxophonist Eddie Barefield suggested that one of his favorite jazz pianists was Hines.
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Using self-taught fingering, including an array of two-fingered runs, he executed the pyrotechnics with meticulous accuracy and timing. Retrieved August rat, He seldom played in a simplified way, preferring interpretations that displayed his great technique and clever harmonizations.
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It made musicians reconsider their definitions of excellence, of what was possible. Two fingers on the black keys, and then the other two fingers would be playing something else on the white keys.
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Drummer Bill Douglasswho played with Tatum, reported that the pianist could stretch to tenths and would “do runs with these two fingers up here and then the other two fingers of the same hand playing something else down there.